Lalitha Ranjani

Tamil Nadu urban local body polls: Independents steal the show in 2 Ramnad town panchayats

While Sayalkudi town panchayat saw independents winning all 15 wards, Kamuthi town panchayat witnessed the victory of 14 independent candidates out of a total of 15.

23 Feb 2022

Kiran Verma - social worker donating blood to champion a cause 

Unfortunately, the same was not be possible in Madurai due to the urban local body polls.

22 Feb 2022

AIIMS to start work on rural health unit in Tamil Nadu in six months

Deputy Director (Administration) for Madurai AIIMS Lieutenant Colonel PVS Jamwal had visited Thoppur GH last Wednesday and Ramanathapuram Government Medical College Hospital the next day.

21 Feb 2022

Delhi man quits high-paying job to champion cause of voluntary blood donation

Meet the Delhi-based man Kiran Verma who is now on a 21,000 kilometre journey across India by foot to encourage blood donation.

17 Feb 2022

Covid caseload begins to dip in Madurai, again

On Sunday, 74 persons in the district tested positive for Covid. The number of active cases were 2,213.

07 Feb 2022

Palliative care centre for cancer patients to turn into Madurai AIIMS office?

During a visit by the Executive Director Dr M Hanumantha Rao to Thoppur GH, the centre was sought for the temporary office space, said official sources. GRH Dean Dr A Rathinavel said,

05 Feb 2022

All Madurai AIIMS seats taken, staff to be hired in a month

Classes likely to begin at Ramnad govt medical college in March

01 Feb 2022

TN volunteers win recognition for bidding final adieu to victims in the time of Covid

In recognition of services rendered during the two waves of the pandemic by performing final rites of Covid patients, the district unit of the PFI was presented with an award for excellence

31 Jan 2022

Dream comes true for girl who did not take medical seat in 2020 over fee fear

S Thangapetchi had to let go of the seat in her maiden attempt due to financial constraints.

30 Jan 2022

Plans on to shift COVID OP out of Madurai's Rajaji hospital

With a sharp spike in fresh Covid cases in the district, the question of converting the SSB back into Covid block to increase the bed strength of GRH has now arisen. 

08 Jan 2022

Plans on to shift Covid OP out of Rajaji hospital 

After a gap of 19 months, the Covid wards were moved out of SSB two months ago following a steady drop in admission of Covid patients.

08 Jan 2022

HR&CE department takes centrestage in 'rationalist' DMK’s Hindu outreach

Though several of these schemes, implemented under the stewardship of PK Sekar Babu, received appreciation, they had to face multiple roadblocks from courts.

01 Jan 2022

GRH doctor accused of malpractice transferred

The move comes after an order was issued by the Director of Medical Education (DME) Dr R Narayana Babu when charges against her were proven during an inquiry. 

26 Dec 2021

Tamil Nadu: One dead, two critical after inhaling poisonous fumes while cleaning effluent storage tank at private fish oil production company

The private company, owned by a Ramanathapuram resident, manufactures oil and fish powder from fish waste and has been functioning for over a decade, said sources.

13 Dec 2021

Two Government Hospital workers divert patients to private hospital, sacked

The move follows a two-day inquiry conducted by a four-member committee constituted by the State health department.

11 Dec 2021